Nataniël After Animals is dark, dramatic, fantastical, funny and surprising

14:57 PM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment
Multitalented stalwart of the South African entertainment industry for over two decades, Nataniël is more than just a producer, director, designer, playwright, public speaker and performer – he is a true icon of stage and screen. 

ACA and Loeries squash rumours of foul play

14:48 PM (14 Hours ago) Advertising News
After receiving a letter that claimed there was irregular judging activity and a breach of rules at the 2015 Loerie Awards, The Association for Communication and Advertising and Creative Circle have acted swiftly.

Room 13 to show their shine at Art Week Joburg

14:34 PM (14 Hours ago) Publicity News
The second edition of Art Week Joburg begins on Saturday, 5 September and runs until Sunday, 13 September 2015.

The future of retail

14:33 PM (14 Hours ago) Opinion
I wouldn’t consider myself the kind of guy who ever needs retail therapy. In fact I dread a Saturday morning trip to any Jozi shopping centre. So says Sean Sullivan, business unit manager at The MediaShop. 

Cinema Nouveau to screen award-winning Danish drama

14:13 PM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment

Cinema Nouveau have released the Danish film, A Second Chance, directed by Academy Award-winner, Susanne Bier.

Durban City Orchestra to present a classical concert of epic proportions

13:56 PM (15 Hours ago) Media News
On Sunday, 6 September at St Agnes Church, Kloof, the Durban City Orchestra presents a classical concert of epic proportions. Well known for their popular and symphonic rock concerts with prominent South African artists, the Durban City Orchestra returns to its classical roots with class. 

Woolworths announces decision to remove sweets, chocolates from checkout queues

13:36 PM (15 Hours ago) Publicity News
Woolworths has been on its Good Food Journey for over 10 years, during which time significant steps have been taken towards providing customers with better choices. 

Introducing Provantage’s Street Smart Media for Cape Town and Johannesburg

13:28 PM (15 Hours ago) Marketing News
Leading out of home company Provantage Media Group has launched Street Smart Media. The portfolio encompasses street furniture within the commuter shelter network in the greater Johannesburg and Cape Town areas. 

Yanga directs L-Tido’s Dlala Ka Yona music video

13:19 PM (15 Hours ago) Entertainment
Multi talented hip hop artist, Yanga, recently directed L-Tido’s music video for his single, Dlala Ka Yona, which was shot by Studio Space Pictures and debuts on MTV Base Africa.

Locked, loaded and LinkedIn

12:45 PM (16 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

LinkedIn is the Facebook of business. It’s the social platform that let’s professionals network online. And if you don’t have a profile, you’re missing out on massive personal and business growth opportunities.

Spring fun at Voorkamerfest

12:21 PM (16 Hours ago) Events

It’s almost spring, and in the quaint village of Darling that can mean only one thing; it’s almost time for the annual Voorkamerfest.

In-depth analytics delivers upswing in website goal conversions for Malaysian University, INTI

12:03 PM (16 Hours ago) Marketing News
Having optimised INTI International University and Colleges’ Paid Search campaign to optimal levels, Clicks2Customers turned to its specialised Data Analytics Business Unit to add further ROI by investigating website user behaviour ... specifically relating to drop off points in the form-fill/conversion process. 

A+E Networks announces global premiere of documentaries into trials of O.J. Simpson

11:53 AM (17 Hours ago) Media News
A+E Networks® has announced the global premiere of two 2-hour event specials that provide unprecedented access into the criminal and civil trials against O.J. Simpson. 

Do you know the 6 R’s of sustainability?

11:42 AM (17 Hours ago) Publicity News
Prof Suzan Oelofse, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), says, “During Clean-up SA Month, we would like to make residents aware of daily actions that will make a change in the long run.” 

Advertising a product, without the product

10:49 AM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
How do you advertise a product when it isn’t yet available in the country? This was the brief posed to Johannesburg digital communications and content marketing agency, Retroviral.

South African cities inspire Skip fashion

9:48 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News

In celebration of South Africa’s different fashion styles and unique approach to dressing up, Skip South Africa called on residents of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town to inspire a range that would represent their city.

National Geographic explores The 2000’s

9:30 AM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment

National Geographic Channel’s new two-part special, The 2000’s: The Decade We Saw It All, follows the success of 1980’s and 1990’s instalments, spotlighting pivotal moments, people and innovations that shaped current events.

NATIVE Media takes on local media planning

8:56 AM (20 Hours ago) Interviews

NATIVE VML recently launched NATIVE Media, a total-audience, full channel media solution that the agency believes is set to change the industry.

Mapping the world with Newsclip

7:27 AM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
Newsclip has further advanced their international web monitoring offering by including an interactive, colour diagnostic world map on its delivery platform, Gate5. 

Catch AKA at Imperio Hip Hop Sensation 2015 in Maputo

7:19 AM (21 Hours ago) Entertainment
Multiple award winning South African artist, AKA, is set to headline the Imperio Hip Hop Sensation 2015 event in Maputo, Mozambique on Saturday, 29 August 2015. This will be his first time performing in Mozambique and is billed on the line-up as the only South African act.  

The MediaShop shows its support for the Ciao Bella initiative

16:27 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

The MediaShop has confirmed its involvement, for the next three years, in the Ciao Bella initiative, which aims to empower young women to better their lives and provide them with a foot into the media and advertising industry. 

ProActive takes Lucky Star to Zimbabwe

16:07 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

With the objective of growing brand presence and brand affinity for Lucky Star, ProActive has implemented an extensive wholesaler sampling campaign across Zimbabwe.

Life lessons through SCOUT South Africa

15:51 PM (Yesterday) CSI

On Monday, 24 August, SCOUTS South Africa, with the support of Not Norm Advertising Agency and Velocity Films, launched their new Awareness Campaign ‘Learn It Young Remember It Forever’.

Ken Varejes bids farewell to Primedia Unlimited

15:00 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
After founding the Primedia Unlimited business 11 years ago, Ken Varejes is bidding farewell to the company on Monday, 31 August as he plans his next move in the marketing and advertising industry. 

Red Square showstopper

14:46 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Red Square has rolled out new concept stores throughout the country and have opened the doors of the Rosebank, Johannesburg store.

BBDO SA joins SHOUT to launch new track aimed at raising funds for libraries

14:24 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
BBDO South Africa CCO and MAL Foundation founder Mike Schalit stood proudly today alongside SHOUT founders and SA celebrities Kabelo and Danny K.  

Sunday Times names its top brands

14:18 PM (Yesterday) Awards

The 17th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards took place on Wednesday 26, August 2015 in Sandton. The awards are held in honour of brands rated by users and non-users in the Business and Consumer sector. 

Inova Pharma and TLC show that bones matter for life

14:15 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Inova Pharma is promoting its B-Cal-DM calcium supplement with Vitamin D and Magnesium, through Primedia Unlimited’s washroom advertising subsidiary TLC. 

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is coming to SA this December

13:55 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take centre stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros, Life Like Touring, and Airey Scott Entertainment, in association with Boomerang and DStv.

Eric Tollner rides and runs for CHOC

13:42 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Among the sights of the Knysna Marathon this year was a man sporting the fetching pink shorts of the Hout Bay Harriers running club. Little would the casual onlooker have suspected that Eric Tollner had cycled all the way from Cape Town to take part in the race.

Online media buying 101

13:18 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Media buying, for Kirsty Sharman, who runs Webfluential, is “[an] opportunity to show a relevant message, to the right person, at the perfect time”. When it comes to media buying online, this truth becomes even more important. And brands need to consider it carefully. 

The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa wants unity

12:42 PM (Yesterday) Events
The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa is an association for the local exhibition and event industry. The focus of this long standing association has always been the growth and development of the exhibition and events industry within Southern Africa.

The Sefika Booksellers Awards celebrates local booksellers and publishers

12:42 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Members of the SA Booksellers Association and the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) gathered at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday, 26 August to applaud and be applauded. 

CAB Films welcomes Grant de Sousa to their roster

12:30 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Grant de Sousa is the latest director to join the CAB films roster, an exciting time for the CAB family as they prepare to launch their new brand identity and website. 

tvplus introduces a new look with its latest edition

12:15 PM (Yesterday) Media News
In the new issue, available from Friday 28 August, tvplus has spring-cleaned and given itself a hot new look. Now boasting an additional eight channels in the TV guides, taking the total up to 15 channels, tvplus has the most comprehensive and up-to-date TV guides of any publication in South Africa.

Buy discounted Carrol Boyes for charity

11:50 AM (Yesterday) CSI

For the second year, Carrol Boyes will run their Charity Open Day in Gauteng offering shoppers a chance to buy discounted products, with part of the funds raised going to three charities.

Celebrate with the Artscape Heritage Festival

11:15 AM (Yesterday) Events

Nigerian poet Ben Okri says: “We are stories that we tell ourselves.” The Artscape Theatre Centre will come alive with stories in August and September, in celebration of Heritage month. 

Explore Cape Town’s townships with The Big Issue

11:14 AM (Yesterday) Media News
In the next edition of The Big Issue, explore the people and animals in Cape Town's townships with GroundUp photographer Masixole Feni; find out more about myDunoon, a small organisation with big dreams; and read up on Ben Trovato’s take on National Men’s Month in 2307. 

Hamleys toy stores have officially arrived in South Africa

10:50 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

This month The V&A Waterfront, celebrates the grand opening of United Kingdom-based toy giant Hamleys’ flagship store.

Business growth across Africa depends on relevant business action and communication

10:48 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
When looking to grow in African markets, many business owners have a vague understanding of how truly diverse and complex the continent really is. So says David Blyth, CEO at Yellowwood. 

An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish! returns to Montecasino from September

10:17 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
As he prepares to turn 70 in sensational style this September, satirist extraordinaire Pieter-Dirk Uys is placing the power squarely in Johannesburg audiences’ hands. Now, if only the politicians he lampoons so mercilessly would follow suit ... 

Checkers to offset over 550 tons of carbon for Arbor Week

9:54 AM (Yesterday) CSI
In celebration of Arbor Week, whic takes place from Tuesday, 1 to Monday, 7 September, the Checkers supermarket chain will aim to plant over 1500 trees in schools and communities around the country, offsetting more than 553.5 tons of carbon. 

Delicious digital at Heavy Chef

9:09 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The Heavy Chefs whipped up a veritable feast for the Johannesburg digital geeks lucky enough to secure a seat on Wednesday, 26 August. Social media and search were on the menu, with Aidan Baigrie and Graeme Stiles serving bite-sized bits of information. 

Entries are now open for the 2015 SA Hip Hop Awards

9:06 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The fourth annual South African Hip Hop Awards 2015, will celebrate great achievements within the local hip hop culture. The theme this year is African By Nature and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 15 September 2015. 

ProActive partners with Shoprite to launch new activations platform

8:37 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
ProActive™, a division of leading out of home media company Provantage Media Group, has partnered with Shoprite to bring advertisers a new activations platform called Iyadlisa. 

Casual Day ambassadors to be honoured at the Tributes Excellence Awards

8:11 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Four Casual Day ambassadors will be honoured at the upcoming Tributes Excellence Awards, which honours women with disabilities. 

Want to land a record deal?

15:19 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Most people dream about signing a record deal. If Hollywood is anything to go by, getting picked up by a record label means being showered in cash, loads of free publicity and plenty of time and resources to make music.

Lee Curtis and the future of OOH

14:47 PM (2 Days ago) Interviews
Lee Curtis was recently appointed as the new GM for Posterscope South Africa, a division of Dentsu Aegis Network. Media Update recently caught up with him to talk about his expectations, his views on the local OOH industry and his future plans for Posterscope.

Mvezo school children show support for SA’s first Ronald McDonald House

14:26 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Children at the official opening of Makgatho Lewanika Mandela Primary School in Mvezo showed their support for Ronald McDonald House of Charities (RMHC) by wearing their Ronald McDonald striped socks. 

The E-Tourism Africa Summit returns

14:21 PM (2 Days ago) Events

The E-Tourism Africa Summit is back. Now in its eighth year, it remains the most popular event in Africa for the travel trade to learn how best to use new technology and social media to market travel businesses. 

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